A team of Chinese researchers suspect that a foodborne parasitic disease that is carried by mollusks and can cause meningitis in humans may now be found in a new source: centipedes.

An epidemic of Salmonella is accompanying the rising US enthusiasm for raising backyard chickens. Consider the numbers:  • 7 salmonella outbreaks in 2016, invading 35 US states • Sickened 324 people, including 88 children • Hospitalized 66 people (and caused one death)

600 million people annually suffer preventable foodborne diseases, with 420,000 dying, including 125,000 children, the WHO reports. The biggest burden is in southeast Asia and Africa, where most deaths are caused by salmonella, the pork tapeworm, cyanide in cassava and…